Denim is one of those every day fabrics that we often take for granted. That's why we were so stoked to see so many creations submitted in our Recycled Denim Challenge elevating the versatile fabric to new heights. Whether it be bean bag chairs, bracelets or doggie vests, check out our list of 8 truly awesome things made from recycled blue jeans.
What do you do when you’re sitting on a pile of old wide legs jeans that just aren’t in fashion anymore? Well if you’re designer Hyun Gun Jang, you tailor them into gorgeous geometric dresses. Who knew wide legs could be turned into something so couture?
Cuteness alert! Lisa Williams made these pirate inspired recycled denim mocs for out of old jeans. We especially love the skull motif blanket-stitched onto the comfy kicks with white embroidery floss.
This charpai, or Indian string cot is Siddharth Hirwani’s version of the commonly used piece of furniture. Instead of the traditional nylon, it uses recycled strips of denim. 3-inch strips are cut and stitched together to make a roll of flat strip, which is then used to weave the central portion of the charpai.
Terry Dewal made this delightful rug out of shredded up old jeans. To give the carpet even more customized flava, he hit it with a few splashes of Clorox for a blotchy, stonewashed appearance.
Beanbags might be the funnest piece of furniture known to man, and Carla Morai from Portugal just took them to the next level by making one out of 10 pairs of castoff jeans. What a durable, comfy spot to curl up and read a book on!
You might not think that denim, or any other cloth for that matter, would make the most ideal material to make a bracelet with. But Julie Floersch was able to do it – here’s the fabulous quilted bracelet that was the end result.
This doggie vest is so cute that it’s almost unfair. Justina Blakeney crafted it from a pair of old jeans. Pure jeanius!
Can’t you just imagine this elegant bag sitting in the window of an expensive department store? We could too, which is why we were so impressed that it was totally handmade. Miranda Chance breathed new life into old denim jeans and leather coats by transforming them into this exquisite bag.